It is Christmas come early for Bundesliga fans as bundesliga.com looks back at some of the best characters of the Hinrunde, the first half of the season. After you have seen our selection, tell us about your favourite characters of the 2015/16 campaign to date via our Twitter account: @Bundesliga_EN #BL2015

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winning smile has practically been a constant in the league so far. A larger-than-life character known for his extravagant goal celebrations, extrovert haircuts and very own Batmobile, the Dortmund striker has also been the centre of attention on the pitch this season, pillaging 18 goals in 16 games to move top of the league’s goalscoring charts.

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This is why Aubameyang was voted Player of the Week for Matchday 10

Check out this video to learn more about Aubameyang's roots

A pictorial look at each of Aubameyang's goals so far in 2015/16

Who is chasing Aubameyang at the top of the Bundesliga scoring chart?

Leroy Sane

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FC Schalke 04 are well-known for the number of talented youngsters they bring through, but few have made as lasting an impression as Leroy Sane this season. The 19-year-old has scored four and assisted four already this term – including three winning goals – and earned a maiden call-up to the Germany national team in October.

Head to our dedicated Sane page for more on the Schalke starlet

Here is why Sane was named Player of the Week on Matchday 7

See what Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar has to say about his talented teenage team-mate

Sane's rise: a pictorial look at key moments in his career so far

This is what Sane made of scoring the winner for Schalke against Stuttgart on Matchday 5

Andre Schubert

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After five defeats and the resignation of Lucien Favre as head coach, Borussia Mönchengladbach needed a fresh face and a new approach to get back on track, and with his amiable nature and relentless positivity, Andre Schubert has provided both. His team are working harder than ever and, most importantly, playing with a smile on their faces, having risen from bottom of the league to fifth, helped by a ten-match unbeaten run along the way.

Relive Gladbach's spectacuar 3-1 win over FC Bayern München

This is why Schubert was chosen for the Moment of the Matchday on MD8

Why are Gladbach flourishing under Schubert? Find out here

A look at the remarkable transformation at Gladbach since Schubert took charge